Are you or your organization looking for a way to help underprivileged families this holiday season? HOPE Atlanta, Atlanta’s oldest non-profit has been helping homeless and stranded travelers for over 117 years and we have a way you can help, too.
Over 5400 people in the metro Atlanta area are homeless. As a result of funding cuts and the impending closure of two popular homeless shelters, we anticipate even more people to be on the streets this holiday season.
Holiday Food Boxes or “HOPE Boxes,” are designed to help alleviate the hunger felt by both sheltered and unsheltered homeless and provide them with a meal for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. Boxes can include an assortment of holiday foods such as turkey, ham, chicken, stuffing, vegetables, bottled water and other non-perishable items. Many of these items we have in our cabinets, such as instant mashed potatoes, canned vegetables and canned soup. They are cheap, often forgotten or left unused but can make an impact on someone else’s holiday. We’ll put our contact information inside the bags and our case managers will donate them to those who need it.
Have fun coordinating an office assembly party or ask friends and family to empty their pantries and make it fun project for everyone. Use cardboard boxes that are at least nine inches tall. You can find them at U-Haul, Walmart or Target for about $1.50 each. Contact HOPE Atlanta for more assembly ideas and to coordinate the delivery of your HOPE Boxes.
If you would like to donate money to fund our HOPE Boxes, use the prompt below.